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"Mrs Dansby-Gregg did, I'm sure."

"It doesn't matter. Who could have gone into the galley then -anybody in the front seats, I suppose?"

"Do you believe now that the fire was caused deliberately?" I asked.

"Because by knowing who was there, we might find out who wasn't."

"Easy. You can get a little plastic tube with a central composition shield dividing it into two compartments. In one compartment you have a free acid, in the other a different acid enclosed in a glass tube. All you have to do is to crush the tube, break the glass, drop the tube in your chosen spot, walk away and after a predetermined time the acid that was in the glass eats through the shield, meets the other acid and starts a fire. It's been used hundreds of times, especially in war-time sabotage. If you're an arsonist looking for a cast-iron alibi and want to be five miles away when the fire starts, it's the perfect answer."

"It's no good." She shook her head. "I was in the galley most of the time, getting the meal ready."

"They? Who were 'They'?"

"Miss LeGarde and Mr Corazzini. And I'm afraid that's not much help. We know Marie LeGarde can't have had anything to do with it. And Mr Corazzini is the one person I'm sure didn't leave his seat before dinner. He had a gin soon after take-off, then switched off his reading light, draped a newspaper over his head and went to sleep."

"Miss LeGarde and Mr Corazzini. And I'm afraid that's not much help. We know Marie LeGarde can't have had anything to do with it. And Mr Corazzini is the one person I'm sure didn't leave his seat before dinner. He had a gin soon after take-off, then switched off his reading light, draped a newspaper over his head and went to sleep."

"Right. And we're dealing, obviously, with hardened professional criminals. The whole success of their plan depended on causing this excitement. Do you for a moment believe that they were going to let the whole thing hinge on the mere off-chance of a smouldering butt-end setting some papers alight-especially setting them alight at the correct moment?"

"And you didn't think this worth mentioning to me," I said heavily. "No importance at all?"

"Of course." She stared at me, wide-eyed.

"All right." I changed my approach. "This was the men's washroom, I take it?"

"Can you remember who went in there, say, any time up to an hour beforehand?"

"Because by knowing who was there, we might find out who wasn't."

"Quite sure. I always peek through the cabin door from time to time, and he was always there."

"Miss LeGarde and Mr Corazzini. And I'm afraid that's not much help. We know Marie LeGarde can't have had anything to do with it. And Mr Corazzini is the one person I'm sure didn't leave his seat before dinner. He had a gin soon after take-off, then switched off his reading light, draped a newspaper over his head and went to sleep."

"An hour? But the cigarette end-"

"Miss LeGarde and Mr Corazzini. And I'm afraid that's not much help. We know Marie LeGarde can't have had anything to do with it. And Mr Corazzini is the one person I'm sure didn't leave his seat before dinner. He had a gin soon after take-off, then switched off his reading light, draped a newspaper over his head and went to sleep."

"Mrs Dansby-Gregg did, I'm sure."

"Do you believe now that the fire was caused deliberately?" I asked.

"All right." I changed my approach. "This was the men's washroom, I take it?"

"Of course." She stared at me, wide-eyed.

"They? Who were 'They'?"

"Mrs Dansby-Gregg did, I'm sure."

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